Glider Infantryman: Behind Enemy Lines in World War II by Donald J. Rich,Kevin William Brooks

By Donald J. Rich,Kevin William Brooks

A member of the famed Screaming Eagles of the one hundred and first Airborne department, Donald J. wealthy went ashore on D-Day at Utah seashore, was once wounded within the bloody clash at Carentan, landed in a flimsy plywood-and-canvas glider at the battlefields of Holland, and survived the bleak siege with the "Battling Bastards of Bastogne" through the conflict of the Bulge. Glider Infantryman is his eyewitness account of the way he, besides hundreds of thousands of different younger males from farms, small cities, and towns around the usa, got here jointly to reply to the decision in their state. it's also a heartfelt tribute to the various millions who gave their lives during this struggle.

 

Coauthored through Kevin Brooks, the son of Rich's ally and international battle II comrade, Glider Infantryman covers a span of approximately 3 years; his go back domestic, 5 months after the war's finish, as a toughened bazooka gunner and veteran of 5 campaigns. Rich's first-person narrative comprises bright assurance of the motion, that includes an extremely infrequent account of arriving on a wrestle touchdown quarter by means of glider. particular, day by day depiction of a few of the heaviest struggling with in Holland follows, together with the motion at Opheusden, the heart of the notorious "Island." Later highlights contain the conflict of the Bulge, the place wealthy recounts his reports in a number of the most well-liked protecting struggling with of the ecu Theater, together with the epic tank battles at Marvie, Champs, and Foy.

 

 

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